Sinha Group

Experimental Capabilities

Our group has in-house expertise in micro- and nanoscale calorimetry, thermal measurements (steady-state electrical resistance thermometry for 2-d and individual 1-d nanostructures, frequency domain 3-omega, time-domain ultrafast thermoreflectance), electrical measurements on diverse nanostructures, Seebeck measurements on individual and thin-film nanostructures, transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction, and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy.

Lab resources include customized platforms for low and high temperature measurements and ultrafast optics. We use facilities at UIUC such as the Micro Nano Technology Lab and the Materials Research Lab for a variety of fabrication and characterization.

Theoretical Capabilities

We are versatile in theory with interest spanning continuum transport phenomena to sub-continuum transport. At small scales we have developed solvers for the Boltzmann transport equation, multiple scattering theory, Galerkin based volume integral solution of Maxwell's equations and worked with several molecular dynamics codes. Our interest is broad, including electron, phonon, photon and coupled transport phenomena.

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